2015 Domaine Huguenot
|Sub-district||Côte de Nuits|
From Petits Puits. Mostly on hard limestone - 'calcaire d'entroques'. Really quite expressive, the limestone seems to reflect a brightness of tone in the fruit, a good level of richness and a certain tannic background, so it is firm rather than fleshy, but this is not a harsh structure. good energy and length. Drinking range: 2019 - L&S (Nov 2016)
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Lovely combination of spicy oak and juicy red fruit with milk chocolate, clove, black cherry and leather on the finish. Lightly furry tannins that are very digestible for drinking now. Drinking range: 2018 - 2028 Rating: 17 Richard Hemming MW - www.JancisRobinson.com(Aug 2019)
The Huguenots can trace their history in Marsannay and working in the vines back to 1789. Currently the domaine is run by Philippe. His father Jean-Louis expanded the domaine from five to twenty-two hectares (twelve in Marsannay, six in Fixin, and four in Gevrey) before handing over the reins. Philippe took the bold step of taking all twenty-two hectares into organic production (the conversion was completed in 2010), but immensely sadly he was forced to do a single non-organic treatment in 2016, because of the terrible conditions, so he was back to square one - three years to re-qualify for the organic label - but this should be in place for 2020. Philippe was initially unsure if he would try for the certification again - but for all that is not planning to change the way he works - it is, he assures us, better for him and the environment and and his workers as well as for quality, and the domaine will continue along organic lines.
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